1) It is what it says. Dual core is like two processors running at once and quad core is 4. That means a quad core can process 4 pieces of information at the same time while a dual core only does 2. So a 3.0 Ghz quad core processor will be almost twice as fast as a 3.0 Ghz dual core processor.
2) Those are some of the better ones that run on that mobo. They will do what you need. You can do better with quad core or core i7. This all depends on the money you want to spend.
3) 45 nm is the size of the chip. The smaller the size, the less power it uses and less heat it puts out. 45 nm is very good for power and heat.
4) Not sure what you are asking here but core i7s are the top of the line cpus out right now. You don't really need one of these as it is much faster than what you need. If you can afford it, they are great though. I built my computer a few months ago around one. It will cost you a lot to build a computer that supports an i7 processor.
5) I can't answer this very well right now. If I remember later, I will look them up after work and see the specifics. It is hard to research them on my phone.
6) If you are asking if used parts are ok, I can't tell you. I have never gone that route. If the price is good and you can return it, I don't see a problem with it. I built my last two computers with almost all the parts coming from newegg.com.
7) Those are the RAM speeds you can have. The higher numbers are the faster ones. You probably won't see any difference in 2 GB of 1066 and 2 GB of 800. If you don't care about money, higher speeds are better.
8) Those speeds are only for the RAM and mobo.
1) I would assume it means you can't use DDR3 ram. The only reason that would matter is that DDR3 is the best and fastest you can get. It will cost you to build a system with it.
2-3) Your mobo will be very specific about the type and speed of RAM you can use. The only thing I look for outside of making sure it works with my mobo is price and brand name. Find a good deal and make sure it is made by one of the good companies.
- You will want a case that keeps everything cool. This is really only a problem for people that build real high powered machines. You should be able to get away with any case. The specs of the case will tell you if your mobo will fit. Most fit into most cases.
- You need a power supply that is big enough to run everything. You shouldn't need a very big one. 450-600 watts would be enough, most likely. I would need to see exactly what is going into the computer to give a specific answer on this.
- I don't know about your graphics card but if I remember I will look at it later when I have time to research it a little. I have never hooked my computer up to a TV so you will have to get that info somewhere else.
Last edited by jhns; 11-20-2009 at 12:33 PM..